Mini PRAGMA International Workshop

Monday, July 01 st, 2013

On June, 3rd-5th 2013, Fasilkom UI in collaboration with the Pacific Rim Application and Grid Middleware Assembly (PRAGMA) held a workshop in the Grand Meeting Room Fasilkom UI Building A, started from 08.00 AM until 05.00 PM. The theme brought by the workshop is Mini-PRAGMA International Workshop on Building Collaborations in Clouds, High Performance Computing, and Application Areas. The event is intended is to help building a continuing collaboration for the participants and the researchers as an opportunity for knowledge-sharing about the advancing grid and cloud usage for application.

The expert speakers and facilitators in the workshop are Prof. Heru Suhartanto, Ph.D (University of Indonesia), Peter Arzberger, Ph.D (UCDS, USA), Dr. Arry Yanuar (University of Indonesia), Prof. Jose Fortes (University of Florida, USA), Yoshio Tanaka, Ph.D (AIST, Japan), Fang-Pang Lin, Ph.D (NCHC, Taiwan), Dr. Alhadi Bustamam (University of Indonesia) and Reed Beaman, Ph.D (University of Florida, USA).

The event was officially started by Prof. T. Basaruddin, PhD (Dean of Fasilkom UI), who expected the event to help the participants gain more knowledge in this area as well as being an opportunity for the researchers to share ideas and experiences and activating the International Multidisciplinary Sciences. The workshop was then continued with discussion and tutorial about Cloud Computing and Software Defined Networks (SDN). The event has succeeded to attract more than 37 participants.

On the 2nd day, the workshop presented several works of the PRAGMA members and Indonesian researchers. This event aims to give more chances for Indonesian researchers to collaborate more with PRAGMA. On the last day of the event, the workshop discussed about the Mini-PRAGMA of Biodiversity. This workshop is expected to advance the study of biodiversity using the multidisciplinary collaboration, particularly the ones in information technology (IT) area. The aim of this event is especially for the professional researchers, students, and faculty to be able to collaborate.

As for the closing, Peter Arzberger said his wish that such Mini-PRAGMA event can be held more often, “Because actually, it is through such events that we can keep on communicating with each other to share knowledge and experiences. Therefore, we can produce grand works that is useful for everyone.” said Peter in that afternoon. He also thanked those who have welcomed him cordially and spared their time for this Mini-PRAGMA workshop.

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